Charles Taylor provides important philosophical accounts of what it means to be a ‘self’ in a secular age. Psychiatry has not traditionally concerned itself with other than limited accounts of the concept of the self but Taylor’s work sheds a revealing light on the challenges to be met by aspirations to an holistic practice of psychiatry in our secular age.
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